Thursday, June 25, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gustav Mahler and Mozart, perhaps an odd combination but they do seem to fit in some ways. Mozart very definitely changed styles as he aged. It was not that he lived a long life, he didn't of course, but he did fill almost all of it with musical compositions from a very young age.
Mahler changed also, it was at a late date (he did not know that at the time) and he had to have a face to face meeting with himself before he could compose again. We shall hear two late symphonies by them today. First:
Vivaldi: La tempeste di mare, Violin Concerto RV570, Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante.
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1 performed by Mitchell and Leona Lurie.
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Pierre Boulez.
Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K543, Raymond Leppard conducting the English Baroque Solists.
Grieg: Four Norwegian Dances, Op. 38, Raymond Leppard conducting the English Chamber Orchestra.
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major, Michele Campanella at the piano, Gianluigi Gelmetti conducting the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart.
Canfield: Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano (2000) Kenneth Tse - sax and Mami Nagai - piano.
Dvorak: Bagatelles, Op. 47. Virginia Black - harmonium, the Alberni String Quartet.

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